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A 23-year-old female asked:

is a cold a sign of an impending heart attack in a 23 yo female. dont smoke or drink and dont do drugs?

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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: These are the typical signs: Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain. Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort. Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Very, very unlikely: Heart attacks are very uncommon in people of your age unless there is a personal history of heart disease or cocaine use. Cold symptoms are typically much milder than those of a heart attack - they should improve with symptom control. Also focus on controlling your anxiety triggers. Although rare, sertraline can cause problems with the heart rhythm so your should contact your prescribing doctor.

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